The Towson University cheerleading squad captured its second National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Collegiate National Championship this past Friday, April 10, in the All-Girl Division 1 category.
Towson finished the final round with a score of 92.38 to claim the championship. Sam Houston State University took second place with a score of 91.03, while Stephen F. Austin placed third after posting a 90.45.
The two-day event was held in Daytona Beach, Florida. After the preliminaries on Thursday, the Tigers were in first place with a score of 94.25. This meant the team advanced to the finals in the top spot. This accomplishment made history for the Towson cheerleaders, as they had never scored that high at Nationals (prelims or finals).
“I am so proud of my girls,” said cheerleading coach Edy Pratt. “They all work so hard and to see their efforts pay off with a second national championship in three years is such an amazing accomplishment.”
Towson last won the NCA Championship back in 2013.
Towson softball sweeps weekend series to push winning streak to eight
Senior pitcher Missy McCormick threw her fifth complete-game shutout of the year to lead the Towson softball team to an 8-0 win over the College of Charleston at Tiger Softball Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The win gave the Tigers a three-game sweep over the Cougars and extended Towson’s winning streak to eight games. The Tigers, who are now 9-0 in their new stadium, improved to 22-16 on the year and 5-7 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play.
During the Tigers’ eight-game winning streak, Towson has outscored its opponents 66-13.
The Tigers are back in action this Wednesday at Tiger Softball Stadium against Saint Francis University in a doubleheader. The first pitch will be at 3 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse moves up in rankings after win over #20 Fairfield
Towson men’s lacrosse improved to 3-0 in CAA play for the first time since 2010 after the Tigers topped No. 20 Fairfield by a score of 8-7.
Redshirt senior attackman Max Siskind was the only player in the game with multiple goals, finishing with two, to help the Tigers end Fairfield’s five-game winning streak. Junior Ben McCarty, senior Justin Mabus and sophomore Ryan Drenner had two-point games with a marker and an assist each. Sophomore Joe Seider extended his scoring streak to 14 games with one goal while classmates Mike Lynch and Tyler Konen added goals.
Overcoming a slow start, redshirt junior Tyler White made a dozen saves, including five in the final quarter, to aid Towson to a 7-0 record in weekend games.
With its fourth straight win, the Tigers are now ranked No. 12 nationally in both the USILA Coaches’ Poll and the Inside Lacrosse Cascade/Maverik Media Poll.
The Tigers are back in action on Saturday, April 18 with a home game against Hofstra. This marks the final home game of the season, and the team will honor its seniors in their last game at Unitas Stadium.
Other Athletics News
- Towson baseball’s designated hitter Chris Henze set a new single-season record as he drove in nine runs in a 20-19, 10-inning victory over Hofstra on Sunday afternoon. The nine RBIs for Henze breaks the old school record of eight set by Steve Farling against Delaware in 1991.
- A singles victory by freshman A.J. Gomer pushed the Towson University women’s tennis team to a 4-3 win over CAA rival Drexel on Saturday afternoon during Senior Day for the Tigers.
- The Towson University women’s outdoor track and field team won four events to finish in second place at the 2015 Delaware Open on Saturday. Emily Wenger won the 400m dash for the Tigers with a time of 58.73. Elisabeth Tauber finished first in the 5000m run (18:39.10) while Ashley Simmons finished just behind Tauber. Courtney Rose had a victory in the pole vault with a height of 11’3.00″. Maggie Rampolla came in third place, while Emily Waldron followed in fourth for the Tigers. Wilhelmina Austin had a distance of 36’11.50 to win the triple jump.